Friday, April 14, 2006

Friday Thoughts

Well, today is the end of my first official week back on the employment wagon. It is also payday – the first paycheck I’ve received in about 14 weeks (!). Because I’ve been focused on work, I don’t have a lot to blog about, but a few things of interest:

  1. After one week, I have exactly 20 messages in my Outlook inbox. Which is to say, this job is much different than any of my previous ones, since in other jobs I would average about 20 messages an hour in my inbox. I think this is going to be a nice change.
  2. I’m growing increasingly concerned by my cluelesness over what time of year it is. This has been a problem for about a year. I used to have a good internal calendar. Is it an age thing? Last week it was no knowledge about the whole daylight savings. Earlier in the week I was in the kitchen and for a split second convinced myself it was October and that the Holidays were coming soon. And to top it all off, I don’t think I realized until Tuesday that it is Easter week. I have got to pull my shit together.
  3. Wednesday was my first day in Chicago that I did not have to wear a jacket when going outdoors. The very first. And while I’m thrilled by that, I’m a little disappointed that it took until the frickin’ middle of April before it could happen.
  4. I am not the only person I know that has started a new job recently. Congrats to my friends KatyF, Rebecca and The Core. There is good mojo out there if you're looking for a job.
  5. Happy Birthday, Richard!
  6. Happy Birthday, Kirsey!
  7. I have not been to the pool in a week. Normally this would be upsetting news but I cannot muster the energy to care.

1 comment:

DebbieW said...

Re: #2 - I have those weird "what month is it" moments too. Sometimes I also completely space what age I am. Like for a second I'll think I'm 26. It's not wishful thinking, I think it's just some age-related time-travel issue.